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❌SOLD❌ Deering Tenbrooks Legacy Banjo, 2004


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The Deering Tenbrooks Legacy banjo is a professional grade instrument combining Mahogany for the neck and resonator with Maple for the tone ring.

This example dates to 2004, built in Spring Valley California, and has a rather low serial number – 0020. It is in overall good shape, but it has definitely been used as intended and there is moderate fret wear and a few small scuffs around the resonator.

The original hard shell case is included, but it is missing its handle.

Currently, the Deering Tenbrooks Legacy model lists for around $8,899.00 USD.

Enjoy the clip of Mike Witcher on resonator guitar & Ryan Cavanaugh on a Deering Tenbrooks Legacy!

Here is the builder on the Deering Tenbrooks Legacy Banjo: 

“Made of mahogany, the Deering Tenbrooks Legacy delivers a sweet, warm sound with an uninhibited musicality that effortlessly reaches the audience with a pure and balanced tone, amazingly pleasing to the ear and heralding a whole new musical realm for the world of banjo.The Legacy has a classical Art Deco feel to the inlay pattern, another Greg Deering original design.

The Deering Tenbrooks Legacy is a wonderful professional level banjo that is a racehorse for the performing musician and dedicated banjo enthusiast, an effortless and instantly versatile tool for boundless musical creativity. The comfortable neck is made for precise playing, and it features glued in frets for easy re-fretting for the artist who plays a lot.

The Legacy provides a limitless musical playing field, alive with clear and balanced tone from bass to treble on each and every fret. It’s a pure pleasure to play.”

Deering Tenbrooks Legacy Banjo Specifications:

  • Neck Wood: Quartersawn Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: Slender “D” Shape
  • Stain: Dark
  • Finish: High Gloss
  • Nut Material: Bone Nut
  • Tuners: Deering Planetary Tuners
  • 5th String Tuner: Deering Gotoh Geared 5th String Tuner
  • Frets: 22 Nickel Silver Frets
  • Fingerboard: Radiused AAA Grade Ebony
  • Rim: 3-Ply Violin Grade Maple
  • Rim Diameter: 11″
  • Tone Ring: Reutschi | Kruger Bell Bronze Tone Ring
  • Head: 11″ Top Frosted Medium Crown
  • Tension Hoop: Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
  • Hooks & Nuts: 24 Round J-Hooks and ¼″ Hex Nuts
  • Flange: Deering One Piece Cast Zinc Flange
  • Armrest: Deering Armrest
  • Hardware Plating: Nickel Plated Hardware
  • Tailpiece: Deering Truetone Tailpiece
  • Finish: Hand Finished Satin Polyurethane
  • Resonator Wood: Mahogany
  • Resonator Finish: High Gloss
  • Resonator Sidewalls: Tapered with Deeper Pot
  • Resonator Diameter: 13 7/8′
  • Resonator Stain: Deep Red Brown
  • Neck Width at the Nut: 1 1/4″
  • Scale Length Nut to Bridge: 26 1/4″
  • Rim Diameter: 11″
  • Overall Instrument Length: 38″
  • Weight Approx.: 11 lbs


Price: $4,699.99 CAD
  • Model: Tenbrooks Legacy
  • Year: 2004
  • Finish Dark Mahogany Stain
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 0020
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 09/06/2022

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 10.629lbs 4.86kg
  • Scale Length: 26.25in 666.75mm
  • Nut Width: 1.295in 32.98mm
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